Friday, March 29, 2013


These little cookies are perfect to enjoy with an espresso.


2-1/2 cups almond meal flour
1-1/2 cup sugar
3 egg whites
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp orange extract
Almond slices

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line baking sheets with parchment.
Beat egg whites into stiff peaks. Fold in almond meal, sugar, and extracts.

Scoop 1/2 teaspoon of dough, roll into ball, and place on baking sheet.  Place almond slice on cookie. Repeat, setting subsequent balls about 1 inch apart.  Bake until just golden.  Start checking at 10 minutes.  Remember, oven temperatures vary; in my electric oven, they are done in 10 to 12 minutes and in my very slow gas oven, it takes 20 minutes.    Cool on parchment paper before handling cookies.

Easy Meatballs


1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. hot Italian sausage
1/4 cup milk
1 large egg
1/3 cup Betty Crocker Potato Buds
1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tbs finely diced onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Place a rack over the baking sheet; spray rack with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl.  Lightly form 1-1/4 inch meatballs.  Place meatballs on the rack and bake for 15 minutes or until meatballs have reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

Told you it was easy!